Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Trip Style: Summit
  • Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 2 - 16
  • Max Elevation: 8848m

Highlights

  • Summit the peak of the highest mountain in the world at the altitude of 8848 meters
  • Explore the beautiful natural landscapes of the Himalayan region 
  • Experience the unique culture, religion, and tradition of the remote Himalayan region
  • Admire the views of the peaks in the region from Kalapathar viewpoint
  • Gain the complete climbing experience with the Everest Expedition
     

Description

Standing tall at an altitude of 8848 meters, Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world. Everest base camp trek has become a popular adventurous treat to most adventure seekers in the world. But why not take it a step further? Why not reach the summit of the peak itself and conquer one of the greatest achievements in your life?

Trust me when I say that the Everest expedition will be one of the most adventurous journeys in your life. Trekking for days and finally climbing to the top of the highest mountain in the world. Sounds like the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!

Climbing to the top of Mount Everest is a dream come true for most people. If you are one of them, why not check that off your bucket list once and for all. Everest Expedition has a lot of famous attractions for you to experience during your time on this journey.

The 63 days Everest Expedition has a lot to offer you starting with beautiful views of the mountains. You can also experience life in the Himalayas along with the struggle of surviving the cold Everest atmosphere. Win against the cold weather by reaching the summit of the highest peak and return victorious in this adventurous challenge of a lifetime. 

The 63 days Everest expedition starts with your arrival in Kathmandu and proper documentation and briefings. After all the preparations are taken care of, your Everest Expedition will finally start with a scenic flight to Lukla. Following the famous Khumbu trekking trails, you will take your time to reach the Everest Base Camp.

In a matter of 12 days, you will reach Everest Base Camp. You will go through many famous attractions in the Everest Region like Namche Bazaar, Everest View Hotel at Syangboche along with the Tengboche monastery. 

Finally, after arriving at Everest Base Camp on day 11, you will start your Everest Summit climb. The climb to the summit of the Everest peak takes a total of 46 days. After reaching the summit of the highest peak in the world, the next step is returning back from the peak. 

On return, we will head straight to Pheriche after getting back to the Base Camp. From there, we retrace our steps back to Lukla and board the flight back to Kathmandu. Finally, you will end your Mount Everest Expedition with a farewell dinner and cultural program in Kathmandu and fly back. 

63 Days Everest Expedition Itinerary

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Your Everest Expedition starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. As soon as you reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Kathmandu in a private vehicle provided by the company. You can rest your jet lag off in the hotel and roam around the hotel if you have some time. You will be provided with breakfast in the morning. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Altitude: 1320m

As per your Everest Expedition itinerary, the second day is a preparation day. You will be provided with important briefings at the Department of tourism. Your documents will be prepared for the expedition along with your stay in Nepal for the days to come.

Apart from the documentation, you will also have some time to prepare yourself for the expedition including some last-minute shopping. You can get yourself some basic toiletries and other things you will need during the expedition. The guides will also tell you about the technical part and provide you some basic information and training for the expedition. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Altitude: 1320m

Our Mount Everest expedition finally starts today with our flight to Lukla. The scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will provide you with outstanding views of the mountains and the beautiful landscapes. The 40 minutes flight will be a great start and energizer for the long journey ahead.

On reaching Lukla, our trekking starts with our first trek of the Everest Expedition itinerary to Phakding. The 3-4 hours trek will take you uphill to a small settlement in Phakding. Trekking trails from Lukla to Phakding is not too rough or uphill, it is a beautiful trail with some suspension bridges and streams of the rivers.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 2650m

After our stay in Phakding, we shall head to Namche Bazaar today. The trekking trails from Phakding to Namche are a bit rough and uphill but the views are great. Passing through countless suspension bridges and beautiful lush forests of rhododendron, you will finally reach the beautiful diverse settlement at Namche Bazaar.

The settlement at Namche Bazaar is famous for its cultural display. You can see the prayer flags as soon as you reach Namche along with the merchants with their products at display in the market. You can enjoy exploring the destination if you have some time. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 3440m

As per our 63 days Everest Expedition itinerary, we shall acclimatize today. Acclimatization is important to avoid altitude sickness and help your bodies adjust to the changing altitude.

Today, we shall enjoy and utilize our acclimatization day with a short hike. Staying at the same place all day during this adventurous journey will bore you out. So you can take a short hike to a popular destination in the area.

A hike of an hour or two will take you to Syangboche, where there is a famous hotel known as the Everest view hotel. This is the highest hotel in the country. Also, the Everest View Hotel has the best views of the peaks of the Himalayan Region especially Mount Everest. So we shall head to the hotel, enjoy the great views and return back to our stay in Namche and explore Namche a little more.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 3440m

Our next destination is the settlement at Tengboche. The trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche takes around 5-6 hours. Trekking trails from Namche to Tengboche are a bit rough and an uphill climb. However, the trek provides you with great views of the mountains in the region.

The region is famous for the Buddhist monastery, Dawa Choling Gompa. You can see the Buddhist prayer flags as soon as you reach Tengboche. The morning view from the Tengboche monastery is very famous as the view is outstanding. So you can enjoy this viewpoint while exploring their culture for the day.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 3870m

Our next destination is the settlement at Dingboche. Around 5-6 hours from Tengboche is a small settlement known as Dingboche. The trekking trail from Tengboche to Dingboche is an uphill and you will finally cross the 4000 meters altitude mark. So take proper breaks during your trek to avoid any altitude sickness.

You can enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains of the region throughout your trekking trails. Also, you get to learn about the culture and lifestyle of the people living in the Dingboche Region. You will spend the night at a tea house in Dingboche after your 4-5 hours long trek.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 4410m

Now that you have successfully made it over 4000 meters, you can take a short break. Yes, today is yet another acclimatization break for letting your bodies get used to the high altitude. There are many things to do in Dingboche on acclimatization day.

You can go on a short hike to the major viewpoints in the region. Chhukung Ri is one of the major hikes people go to from Dingboche. A short 4-5 hours hike to see the best views of Everest along with many other peaks. It is a rocky peak with a tough hike but the views of the peaks from Chhukung Ri is the best in the area. We will return back to the Dingboche village and spend the night at a tea house

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 4410m

We shall start our next day trekking to Lobuche. The trails from Dingboche to Lobuche are caved with great views of the mountains surrounding you on all sides. The trekking route gets narrower the further you go. Passing the Dusa village, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Pumori mountain.

You will reach Lobuche after trekking for around 4-5 hours. It is a small Sherpa settlement at an altitude of 4930 meters at the bottom of the Lobuche peak. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the Lobuche peak from this place all the time. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 4930m

Our next destination is Gorak Shep at an altitude of 5180 meters. Today, we shall cross 5000 meters altitude. The trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep is a short trek of around 3-4 hours. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the Khumbu Glacier from Gorakshep.

The trekking trails to Gorak Shep have many ups and downs but the views are great. You will have to pass through a large rock to get to Gorak Shep which means a lot of rough ups and downs. You will spend the night in Gorakshep. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 5180m

Today we shall accomplish one of the major parts of our Everest Expedition. Today we shall set foot on the Everest Base Camp. Before reaching Everest Base Camp, we shall hike up to Kalapathar early in the morning and enjoy the sunrise view from there.

Kalapathar is a famous viewpoint in the Everest Region for exhibiting the best sunrise view of the peaks in the area. So we shall witness it ourselves live by hiking up to the Kalapathar viewpoint early in the morning for the sunrise view. After witnessing this great view, we shall head towards the Everest Base Camp.

Reaching the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, you can already feel a sense of achievement and accomplishment. Well, the journey doesn't end here as we will make our way to the summit of the highest mountain in the world. We shall start our journey to the summit of Everest starting tomorrow. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Altitude: 5364m

Finally, the day has come. As per our Everest expedition itinerary, we shall start our climb to reach the summit of Everest today. With numerous breaks and acclimatization, we shall reach the top of the mountain in this climbing period. The summit of Everest is at the altitude of 8848 meters and there are 4 camps on the way to reaching the summit of the peak.

Starting from camp 1 at an altitude of 6400 meters, you will stay and acclimatize at each camp. The way to the first camp is not as difficult as the camps further ahead. After acclimatizing at the first camp, we shall now head towards the second camp at an altitude of 6750 meters. It is located at the foot of the Lhotse wall which is an icy mount. The winds are very strong here.

The way from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is a technical climb and a difficult one at that. You will be guided by the Sherpa guides throughout your climb to avoid any mistakes and risks. Overcoming all the hurdles and climbing up to Camp 3 takes you to an altitude of 7100 meters. Make sure to take short breaks and slow your pace to deal with the air pressure and the altitude.

From camp 3 you are almost at the summit. You will climb the icy snow paths and reach Camp 4 at an altitude of 8400 meters. The summit is only a few hours away. The final part of the climb is rather difficult and risky so be sure to listen to your guides well. Also be sure to be mentally aware of all your surroundings. After you are done with your last difficult climb, the summit is only 500 meters away. After resting yourselves in the camp, you will finally summit the world's highest peak.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Altitude: 8848m

Now that we have reached the summit of the highest peak in the world, we can now head back. Retracing our steps, we will now head back to Pheriche. The descent is easier than the climb but you should still be careful.

We shall slowly head back to the Everest Base Camp after the climb and head straight to Pheriche. The trek is a descent so you won't be as tired. Heading back to Pheriche from the base camp, the altitude changes heavily so make sure you take it slowly. As soon as you reach Pheriche, you can rest yourselves at a tea house with some good food.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 4200m

From Pheriche, we will head down towards Namche Bazaar the way we came. You can enjoy the cultural diversity and reminisce the memories in Namche from the way up. The trek will take around 6 hours passing through many beautiful scenes of waterfalls and diverse flora and fauna. You will rest in a tea house and get ready for the trek tomorrow. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 3440m

We will start our next day by trekking to Lukla. The trek from Namche to Lukla will take around 6-7 hours passing through small villages on the way like Monjo, Phakding and many other small settlements.

The trekking trails have many suspension bridges for you to cross along with great views of the mountains and the forests. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River, you will head towards Lukla which is a small yet extremely beautiful place. The village is always busy with travellers. You will spend the night at a tea house or lodge in Lukla.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 2860m

After resting yourselves from the long trek, you will board your flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Once again leaving the Khumbu region are the outstanding views of the mountains and the region from the Scenic Lukla-Kathmandu flight. The flight will be around 40 minutes. You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can rest up today.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Altitude: 1320m

Today is a leisure day. As your journey is coming to an end, we would like to commemorate this ending with a farewell for you with dinner and cultural program. You can enjoy the day shopping and touring around in Kathmandu. And at night you can enjoy a delicious dinner with cultural programs performed especially for you. Rest well as this the last day in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Altitude: 1320m

Our Everest Expedition together finally ends today as you depart from our services. You will be transferred to the airport to board your flight and we shall bid our farewell hoping for many more memories together in the future. 

    What to Expect

    Cost Includes

    • All arrival and departure transfer services in Kathmandu.
    • 4 Nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
    • Flight & transfers Kathmandu-Manthali-Lukla-Manthali-Kathmandu.
    • Mt. Everest expedition permit (Royalty; US$ 11,000 for member).
    • Government official Liaison Officer for Everest Expedition. 
    • Khumbu village & Sagarmatha National Park entry permit & TIMS card.
    • All camping equipment in Advance Base Camp and other camps.
    • Food, accommodation, and guide during trekking in teahouse/lodge.
    • Food during expedition period cooked by our experienced cook. EBC and C2.
    • 1:1 experienced private climbing Sherpa guide for climbing support.
    • 6 Oxygen (4 Ltrs.) bottles for climbing members and 3 for Sherpa.
    • Mask & regulators 1-set for climbing member and Sherpa.
    • Gamow bag at EBC for emergency rescue purposes.
    • Baggage allowance carrying by Yaks/porters up and down to EBC: 50 kg.
    • Required high altitude food for climbing member and Sherpa for C1, C3  & C4.
    • Insurance, wages, meal, and allowances for climbing Sherpa and BC staff.
    • Solar panels for light and battery charging in base camp.
    • Icefall and rope fixing charges, tents at high camps EBC, C1, C2, C3, and C4.
    • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staff.
    • Walkie-talkies & satellite phone for communication (uses charge $ 5 per unit for Sat-phone).
    • Office service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
    • Farewell Dinner & MOUNT MANIA  Special Gifts.
    • All government taxes.

    Cost Excludes

    • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
    • Extra Baggage Charges
    • Meals in Kathmandu
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
    • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section 
    • Travel and Rescue Insurance
    • Tips for Climbing Guides, Porters,Kitchen staff and Drivers

    PRICES & DATES

    Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
    01 Apr, 2023 - 02 Jun, 20231 space leftGuaranteedUS$35000
    03 Apr, 2023 - 04 Jun, 20235 space leftGuaranteedUS$35000
    04 Apr, 2023 - 05 Jun, 20233 space leftGuaranteedUS$35000
    06 Apr, 2023 - 07 Jun, 20232 space leftGuaranteedUS$35000
    08 Apr, 2023 - 09 Jun, 20231 space leftGuaranteedUS$35000
    10 Apr, 2023 - 11 Jun, 20232 space leftGuaranteedUS$35000
    12 Apr, 2023 - 13 Jun, 20231 space leftGuaranteedUS$35000
    14 Apr, 2023 - 15 Jun, 20234 space leftGuaranteedUS$35000
    16 Apr, 2023 - 17 Jun, 20232 space leftGuaranteedUS$35000
    18 Apr, 2023 - 19 Jun, 20235 space leftGuaranteedUS$35000
    21 Apr, 2023 - 22 Jun, 20236 space leftGuaranteedUS$35000

    Useful Information

    Best Time for Everest Expedition

    The Everest Expedition requires fighting against all odds, and obstacles to arrive at the top of the highest mountain in the world. However, the outstanding and majestic views you see during your trip is certainly enough to attract people for this journey. 

    The views along with the new and unique culture and lifestyle of the area attract the climbers to Everest Expedition. One can enjoy these perfect awestruck views only when they travel at the right time. As they say, being in the right place at the right time is very important. Similarly being a part of this trip at the right time is just as important.

    The best time for the Mount Everest expedition is spring. Spring season falls through the months of March to May. The right temperature, weather, and the views make it a beautiful time for Mount Everest Expedition. Spring is the time for new beginnings, so you can begin your trip in spring to get the beautiful views of the mountains which can be seen clearly. 

    Also, the weather is mostly clear and the temperature favorable for the climb. Spring season is mostly clear, so you don't have to worry about rain jeopardizing our climbing session.

    The Autumn season is also just as good. With favorable temperature and weather, there is not much you can complain about in the autumn season. The nights may be cold but you can prepare for that with proper warm clothing and gears. The views are just as phenomenal during this season.

    The summer season however receives a lot of rain making it not so suitable for mountain climbing. Also, the winter season is too cold for you to be cruising around in such high altitudes. So it is better to stick to the two best seasons for the Everest expedition.

    Everest Expedition Difficulties

    High Altitudes and Lack of Oxygen

    Climbing to the top of the Everest mountain means getting to an incredible altitude of 8848 meters. This is an excruciatingly high altitude for anyone and especially for people who live in lower regions. The main difficulty with the high altitude is the lack of oxygen. As you head higher in elevation and altitude, the air pressure slowly decreases. This results in low oxygen. You will be carrying oxygen cylinders during your climb, but be careful to use it wisely. 

    Altitude Sickness

    As stated before, you will be reaching an all-time high 8848 meters. The altitude may sound thrilling, but it can get you some serious symptoms if you are not careful. Reaching the top, you may be having summit fever and want to take a few more stops before stopping for the day. But proper acclimatizing and rest is needed for you to survive the altitude sickness that comes with the thrill of high altitudes. 

    Technical Climb and Training

    Everest expedition is not a simple and easy climb. There are many technical sections and a long climbing period to get to the summit of the peak. So you will need essential technical training to complete this climb. You will be accompanied by professional guides but you will still need some proper training for the technical climb.

    Temperature

    As you are at an extremely high altitude, not to mention in the coldest regions, the temperature is extremely low. If you are not careful you may even get frostbites. So make sure to dress carefully and stay warm throughout your trip. Be well prepared for your expedition. 

    Avalanche

    You may not meet an avalanche in the Everest region. However, it is highly possible based on the weather. If not an avalanche, there is always a chance of rocks and ice blocks falling from the sky. Be careful on your way and make sure to take safety precautions regardless of how normal and quiet the situation may look.

    Everest Expedition Cost

    There are many routes and itineraries for Everest expeditions out there. Also, the cost of the Everest expedition highly depends on the services you want and use. However, the standard 63 days Everest expedition costs around USD 35000 per person. 

    This includes all the transportation costs throughout the expedition along with the staff and the food and accommodation throughout the trip. The Everest Expedition cost however does not cover the personal costs that may occur during the expedition like your personal food and drinks or other international flight fares. 
     

    FAQs

    What is Trekking, and how it is different than Hiking and Climbing?

    Trekking is an activity of walking the natural landscapes (especially the side of the mountain) with a specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. Trekking is generally a multi-day walk, where you stay overnight at trails. 

    It tests the trekker's physical ability, stamina, endurance, and also the psychological capacity. Trekking is different from hiking as trekking is a rigorous and challenging activity, whereas hiking is mainly a leisure activity. Hiking generally ranges from a single day walk. 

    Climbing, on the other hand, is a much more challenging that requires various technical skills like abseiling, rope fixing, among others. A climber is much riskier requires specialized equipment, as well as rigorous training.

    How many hours should I walk daily?

    The trekking hours depend upon the trekking routes you choose. In general, a trek like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Kanchenjunga treks requires five to six hours of walking on average. The duration also depends on your pace too. 

    It is not advisable to trek more than 600m altitude in a day. Starting your trek early is key to avoiding the midday heat and arriving at your destination early. This leaves you enough time to rest, acclimatize, and explore the region.

    How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

    The level of difficulty depends on the trekking route such as Everest region treks, Annapurna region treks, and other remote area treks. It is also subjective to each individual and their level of endurance. A basic level of fitness is necessary to trek the high altitude region of Nepal with considerably challenging trails. 

    Also Read: Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty 

    Some regular exercise, including cardiovascular activities including but not limited to hiking, cycling, swimming, is a must. Trekkers must have a healthy heart, lungs, and joints. You must start the training regime at least two weeks before the trek.

    Is Trekking recommended for all age groups of travelers?

    Trekking in Nepal is ideal for all age groups. Trekking can be fun for children as well as for people in their seventies. You can choose the trek based on the difficulty level and suitability.

    However, with children, you need to be extra careful in the high altitude regions as they cannot express their pain and fatigue properly. For older people, treks can get customized with accommodating enough rest, acclimatization, and cultural exploration.

    You can opt for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, as it is one of the most popular easy treks in Nepal. This trek is suitable for all age groups with children and family as well. 

    Also Read: Top 10 Best Short Treks in Nepal

    What is the minimum duration for trekking?

    The minimum duration of trekking depends upon the trek destination and trail type. There are many treks that last around 3-8 days. 

    These treks are short and specially designed for beginners. The trek journey can get modified by increasing or decreasing the rest and acclimatization days.

    Do I need to get some training before doing Everest Base Camp Trek or any other trekking in Nepal?

    Yes, a training regime at least two weeks before the Everest base camp trek is ideal. The training should consist of practice hikes, cardiovascular endurance (aerobic exercise), strength training, and mental strength exercises.

    What are the basic tips for beginner trekkers who don’t have any experience?

    The essential tips for beginners trekkers who don't have any experience are:

    • Walk at a slow but steady pace
    • Do not rush in your trek
    • Acclimatize and hydrate regularly
    • Pack all your necessities properly
    • Start early on your trek
    • Pre-book your trip

    How safe is the water to drink?

    The tap water in Nepal is unsafe to drink. The trekkers need to boil their water, use water purification tablets, or bottled water. In high altitude conditions, you need to boil water longer than at lower elevations. 

    If you choose to carry or buy bottled water, you should always check if the bottle cap is properly sealed and not tampered. Water purification tablets and drops like Piyush, Water guard use chlorine solution to purify waters. 

    You can use any of these methods and drink lots of water to reduce dehydration and cope with altitude sickness.

    Where are we staying each night during trekking?

    Nepal is famous for the teahouse treks. There are tea houses, lodges, guest houses all along the trails. You will stay at these accommodations each night on your trekking adventure. 

    These accommodation facilities provide twin beds, a pillow, and a warm fuzzy blanket. You might find it challenging to find proper accommodation facilities along with the remote off the beaten treks. You might have to camp in such conditions. 

    What is Teahouse Trekking Nepal?

    The teahouses trekking means staying in a teahouse or lodge every night in your trekking journey. The tea houses offer necessary facilities of lodging and meal and allow trekkers to carry a minimum amount of gear. 

    A teahouse can range from comfortable lodges, like in the Solu Khumbu region to a small bamboo hut in the remote trails of western Nepal.

    Which are the permits required for trekking? Can I apply as an individual?

    A TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems) card is a necessary trekking permit required for any trekking activity in Nepal. Besides that, you will need area-specific trekking permits at varied costs based on the region. 

    For example, you will need an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) if you want to do the Annapurna Circuit trek permit and a Sagarmatha National park permit for the EBC trek. You can get the TIMS card and other area-specific permits at the office of the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu.

    Is Travel Insurance compulsory while you travel to Nepal?

    Yes, travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers traveling to the region. You must get an excellent travel insurance package that covers both the medical and emergency evacuation cost. A travel insurance package of a minimum of USD 100,000 is ideal.

    What if I get sick in the mountains?

    When trekking in the remote mountain areas, you will only get elementary medical facilities available or none at all. You can find the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) health posts run by western volunteer doctors at Pheriche and Manang in the Everest and Annapurna region, respectively. 

    The doctors provide consultation and services if necessary. If you get severely ill or accidents, then you might as well need a helicopter evacuation back to Kathmandu or Pokhara.

    How high is the chance to get altitude sickness? How will a guide help?

    The chance to get altitude sickness is exceptionally high in these Himalayan regions. A guide will help you to acclimatize appropriately, which is a crucial step to avoid altitude sickness. The guide can also help you to recover in case you get altitude sickness or with any emergencies. 

    How to avoid altitude sickness?

    The primary key to avoid altitude sickness is to acclimatize properly. You should not gain more than 600m in altitude in the high altitude regions. Expert trekkers advise to take it slow and not to trek in a rush. 

    Regular hydration with at least 5 liters of water is a must. You can also take precautionary tablets under the supervision of a medical professional if needed.

    Why is the domestic flight specially to and from Lukla or Jomsom delayed?

    The domestic flight to and from Lukla gets delayed frequently due to unfavorable weather conditions. The weather around the high altitude regions is quite unpredictable. 

    Lukla airport is also one of the smallest airports in the world. The short runway means that multiple flights cannot land at the same time and can even cause unwanted delays.

    Who will carry my backpack?

    You can hire a porter for the high altitude trek. They will carry all your luggage that might include your trekking and sleeping equipment. Hiring a porter significantly reduces the weight off your back. 

    You can carry a light daypack consisting of water, a camera, snacks, and rain gear. The heavy luggage will get carried by a porter. Some guides work as porters, as well. 

    What are the food items that we can eat in the teahouse?

    For breakfast, the tea houses provide a regular bread toast along with hot tea or coffee. For lunch and dinner, the staple dish of “Dal Bhat” gets served on the tea houses. The Dal Bhat is highly nutritious, with a balance of carbohydrates and protein. 

    It consists of if rice, cereal, vegetables, lentils, spinach, meat, and pickles. Some tea houses do serve a limited variety of western cuisines like pizza, burgers, and pasta, as well. 

    What are the services that we get from each teahouse?

    The tea houses provide lodging and meal facilities. They provide a twin bedroom with a pillow and a fuzzy blanket. You will have to share a shared bathroom with fellow trekkers. The toilets are generally of squat style. 

    Besides that, you will get all the meal facilities in the tea houses as well. You can get all the meals of the day i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the tea houses. The food might not be fancy but provides you with excellent nutrition and adequate energy for the trek. 

    How safe is Nepal for solo woman traveler?

    Nepal is generally safe for women travelers. The Nepalese society is quite conservative and has a specific idea of modest clothing. Dressing modestly by covering thighs and shoulders will save you from unwanted gaze on the streets. 

    Female travelers should not travel alone, especially at late nights. You should also choose your guide wisely after a thorough background check. If you keep these things in your mind, you will remain safe while traveling in Nepal.

    How much money should I bring for trekking?

    A general estimate of $25 per day per person on average would be enough for trekking in Nepal. The food and accommodation costs are generally paid upfront and costs around $2 - $3 per bed. This also includes the food costs that are available provided in the teahouses. 

    If you wish to take hot water showers or recharge electronic gadgets, it might cost you a couple of bucks more. If you are a budget traveler, spending frugally might get the costs down to $15. Overall, the rough estimate of $25 is ideal for the trek.

    Are there any ATMs on the way to trekking routes?

    There are no ATMs along the trail in the high altitude region. The last ATM can is in Namche and Lukla if you are trekking the Everest Base Camp region. You will have to use the ATM in Kathmandu and Pokhara and carry the necessary cash along with you in the trek. 

    How much weight can one porter carry?

    A porter generally carries 10kg per client, and they carry for two clients, which means they can carry a maximum of 20kg. However, it is advisable to reduce the amount of luggage and only take the necessary ones.

    How many tips should we give to guide and porter?

    The general unwritten but widely followed rule is to tip 15 percent of the total cost spent trekking. If you are trekking solo, the rule of thumb is to tip $5 per day or equivalent for guides and $2 to $4 per day or equivalent for porters. 

    For group trekking, you can tip $10 per day for guides and $5 per day for porters. You can also tip as you wish based on the weight carried and the service provided.

    What are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal?

    The best time for trekking is the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During spring, wildflowers, including rhododendrons bloom all over the trails. The clear skies and stable weather is the major attraction of the trek.

    The autumn months of September to November is famous for its soothing climate and favorable temperatures. In addition to these perks, autumn is also a festive season with vibrant festivals Dashain and Tihar falling at this time of the year. 

    The monsoon and the winters are generally avoided because of the risks and the challenges.  

    Also Read: Best Time to Visit Nepal

    What are the basic criteria for physical fitness?

    Many people assume that they need to have an athletic strength to complete treks in Nepal, which is not true. A basic level of fitness with good stamina can easily lead you to success in the trails of Nepal. 

    Some cardio (aerobic) exercises, including hiking, cycling, swimming, tai chi, etc. can help you gain fitness before the start of your trek. One important thing to consider is that the treks are not a race, so you need to maintain a gentle pace with sufficient breaks and acclimatization. 

    If your fitness levels are on the higher side, you will enjoy the treks more and find more energy for extra activities.

    Can I do trekking solo without a guide and porter?

    Yes, you can trek solo in Nepal without a guide or a porter on many routes. If you come well prepared with a map or traveling a well-trodden path, you can trek pleasantly in solitude.

    However, some restricted trails like Manaslu Circuit Trek do require a guide by compulsion. But there are risks of traveling without a guide mostly related to health issues and freak weather conditions. 

    Also Read: Manaslu Circuit Trek Without Guide

    Can you list out the packing list for trekking?

    The packing list for trekking in Nepal are as follows:

    Clothing

    • Trekking pants and jackets
    • Rainproof pants and jackets
    • Thermals underwear
    • Pair of Gloves
    • Short-sleeved trekking shirts
    • Long-sleeved trekking shirts
    • Woolen cap/ beanies
    • Insulating jackets
    • fleece-lined jacket
    • Lightweight Sweaters 
    • Trekking boots

    First Aid

    • Band-aids
    • Anti-nausea Medicines
    • Sanitary pads/ Tampons
    • Mosquito repellent spray or ointment

    Toiletries

    • Toilet Paper
    • Shampoo 
    • Soap
    • Sunscreen
    • Hand sanitizer

    Accessories

    • Cameras
    • Water Bottle
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sunglasses
    • Chargers
    • Extra Batteries

    Important Documents

    • Passport
    • Photo
    • Travel Permits

    Can I recharge my camera batteries, phone, and other electronic batteries?

    Yes, there are facilities for charging electronic gadgets like cameras, phones, and other electric batteries at an added cost. However, the charges are on the higher side, and charging time gets limited. Hence, carrying a solar-powered charger or power bank is a good option.

    Can I get trekking gears and equipment on rent?

    Yes, you can get any trekking gears and equipment on rent. The famous street of Thamel in Kathmandu is popularly known as “backpacker’s alley.” You can get all kinds of trekking gears and equipment, including sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking boots, for rent. 

    There are many gears of knock-off brands that work surprisingly well. But you should always stay away from substandard stuff that might cause you nuisance along the trek.

    Is laundry services available in teahouse?

    There are a few laundry services available in places like Namche. However, in the high altitude region, these facilities get scarce. You will have to wash your clothes on your own in the sink. You can use a small amount of warm water to wash your clothes.

    What is the weather like in Nepal?

    There are five distinct seasons in Nepal. The summers are hot and wet, and the monsoons are wet with chances of landslides. The winters are cold with freezing temperatures in the high mountains. These seasons are not the best time to trek the region. 

    The peak trekking seasons in Nepal are the autumn and the spring season. The autumn months come after the monsoon, and thus trekkers can enjoy the stable weather with perfect trekking temperatures. 

    The spring is when the trails look its best. The beautiful wildflowers, including rhododendron bloom all over the trails and the scenic environment, makes the trek quite pleasant.

    What types of trekking shoes or boots do I need to bring?

    You will require waterproof, sturdy hiking boots for trekking the Himalayas in Nepal. There are various shops in and around Thamel in Kathmandu that lets you buy or rent specialized trekking shoes.

    Trekkers do not necessarily require crampons, but if you are trekking on a snowy trail, crampons fitted trekking boots helps you get past the snow with ease. 

    How will the travel company solve the problem in case of an emergency?

    The guides and porters are adequately trained and skilled in handling emergencies. The travel agency is in communication with the team leader at all times through a mobile or a satellite phone. 

    You will get immediate first aid and all necessary help if required. Helicopters are at standby positions in case the conditions get worse, and you need an emergency helicopter evacuation.

    Are there any other outdoor activities besides trekking in Nepal?

    Nepal is an adventure-lovers delight. There are many outdoor activities, including bungee jumping, paragliding, zip-lining, rafting, rock climbing, canoeing, jungle safari, and others in Nepal. You can choose the best one according to your desire and schedule.

    How expensive or costly is to do trekking?

    While the cost may vary according to the trails, in general, the cost of trekking ranges around $1000-$2500 on average, excluding the international flight costs. This cost includes food, accommodation, permits, guide/porter, and other fees.

    Which were the trekking routes damaged by an earthquake in 2015?

    The popular routes Annapurna Base Camp trek and the Everest Base Camp trek was not much affected by the earthquake in 2015. However, the pristine Langtang and Manalsu trekking region were severely affected. 

    The landslide after the earthquake swept away many teahouses in the Langtang region, and more than 300 lives were lost. The quick rebuilding process led by the local community ensured that all the trekking routes get restored and repaired immediately. 

    These trails are safer than ever for a trekking adventure. Trekking has since resumed in the Langtang region.

    Where the most popular places to do trekking in Nepal?

    There are many trekking trails in Nepal. Some of the famous trekking trails include the Everest Base Camp Trek in the Everest region. The Annapurna Circuit trek in the tranquil Annapurna region is also quite popular. 

    The Upper Mustang trek, Manaslu trek, Langtang trek are also quite popular. Besides these, many off the beaten trekking routes are gaining popularity as well.

    Does my guide carry a simple medical kit for general treatment?

    Yes, the professional guides do carry a simple medical/ first aid kits. They are well trained and are adept at performing simple first aid if necessary. However, if the condition worsens, you will need professional medical help or even evacuation.

    Do I need to carry a sleeping bag or not?

    Although a warm blanket gets provided at the teahouses, carrying a sleeping bag is always a good option. The trails can get busy, and in freezing conditions, a single blanket might not be enough, and an extra blanket might not be available. Hence, a sleeping bag helps you get a good night's sleep after a long day of the trek.

    What is the basic equipment do I need to bring for trekking?

    The essential equipment you need to bring for trekking includes standard trekking gears and clothes, first aid kits, toiletries, and other accessories. The trekking gears and clothes include waterproof trekking jackets, sturdy boots, waterproof pants, gloves, and others. 

    For first aid, you can pack band-aids, insect repellents, anti nauseant tablets, etc. You can also bring other accessories like a camera, charger, power banks, and others. 

    Should I bring a tent or a mattress?

    Since you will be staying in tea houses along the trek, a tent or a mattress is not necessary. The tea houses along the trail provide the facilities of bed, mattress, and blankets. 

    However, if you wish to camp outside or want to trek the off the beaten remote trails, then you might need to bring your tent or mattress as the tea houses are scarce in these remote regions.

    Where can I leave my personal stuff in Kathmandu when I am trekking?

    You can leave your stuff in the guest houses and hotels where you will be staying in Kathmandu. These guesthouses have a unique service designed for trekkers who need to store their belongings while they go on a trek in the Himalayas. 

    You can ask the caretaker to handle your backpack with care and also put up a large and visible name tag on the bags to avoid misplacement. The guesthouses readily agree to store your stuff as they can serve you further after your return from the trek.

    How experienced is my trekking guide?

    All our guides have been around the trekking scene for quite a while and are highly experienced. They are well equipped with proper knowledge regarding the trails and are quite pleasant and friendly. 

    In case of any emergencies, the guides will prove to be a great helping hand as they are well versed in first aid. Many of them are fluent in English and other languages like French and German.

    Are guides and porters insured in case of accidents while trekking?

    Yes, all the guides and porters are duly insured with proper insurance in case of any accidents while trekking

    Do guides and porters have proper gears?

    Yes, guides and porters are well equipped with proper gear for the trek. The guides and porters are also provided with special medical/ first aid kits for emergency conditions.

    Should I bring my personal medicine?

    If you need to have certain medicines regularly, then you should bring your medicines on the trek. Besides that, you should also consult your doctor for any medication that you might need along the trek.

    Do I need extra days in case of flight cancellation?

    Adding a couple of days to your holidays is always a good idea. The flights in the Himalayan region are notorious for frequent delays or even cancellation based on the unfavorable weather conditions. A few additional days to your trekking adventure ensures that you can relax and trek without any hassle.

    What is the visa cost for Nepal?

    The new provision states that foreigners visiting Nepal on a 15-day multiple-entry tourist visa will have to pay $30 in fees. For a 30-day multiple-entry tourist visa, the cost is $50. The 90-day visa multi-entry tourist visas cost around $125.

    Read More: The Complete Nepal Visa Guide 

    Can I apply for the Nepal visa online?

    Although most of the tourists apply for a visa on arrival, you can apply for the Nepal visa online in advance, as well. You can apply for the Nepal visa at most 15 days ahead of arrival in Nepal. The things required are the address of the hotel, a recent digital version of a passport-sized photo, and the filled application form online

    Once you complete the submission process online, you can print out the confirmation receipt. You can display it to the Immigration officer upon your arrival at the airport and pay the proper amount to get your visa.

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